The X Factor’s Honey G has been signed by Simon Cowell’s Syco record label

Music mogul Simon Cowell wants to make a star out of Honey G

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When I say Honey, you say… record deal?

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Honey G may not have won The X Factor, but the rapper isn’t going away any time soon. She performed in the final despite being eliminated earlier in the competition  – and now she has scored a deal with Simon Cowell’s record label Syco.

Stealing X Factor winner Matt Terry’s thunder, she announced in a video message on Twitter during the Sunday night final: “Yes, it is true, I am now signed to Simon Cowell’s label Syco… I want all my fans to let them know that I love them.”

But Matt Terry will have a head start in the race for Christmas number one as he has already released his single When Christmas Comes Around, a song written by Ed Sheeran.

Honey G’s single won’t drop until 23rd December. 

The rapper, whose real name is Anna Georgette Gilford, has also promised to release a music video. 

Donning a baseball cap and oversized sunglasses for the Twitter video, Honey G told fans: “I’m just so happy, I can’t explain how happy I am… I hope that everyone goes out, buys the single, supports it. We tear it up and we kill it, smash it.

“Bring on the album.”

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It’s not the first time Cowell has swooped in to sign one of The X Factor’s losing acts. One Direction only came third on the show in 2010 – but they were quickly signed to Syco and transformed into the biggest boy band in the world.